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Armed for the 21st Century: Highly Effective School Librarians Lead the Way

How can school librarians have a positive impact on student growth and achievement? What strategies and tools will enable them to get there?

The Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are partnering to offer two workshop opportunities (as well as an opportunity for six $100 scholarships to cover registration and a substitute for the day).

Workshop Date/Locations:

Attend a Webinar on Colorado Libraries 2.0 – Feb 4th

Colorado Libraries 2.0 is a free, professionally developed online training program designed in modules that relate to tasks we perform in our libraries. To find out more, please plan on attending a webinar describing the program. The webinar will provide information for both staff and administration.

Date: February 4, 2010
Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

An Internet connection and a USB headset is required for this session.

To join the webinar:
Step 1:
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Two Workshop Opportunities

For School Librarians and Other Educators:
“Standards Galore!” Workshops – October 2009-February 2010 – register now!

Join your fellow school librarians and learn about the COMPANION DOCUMENTS that correlate with the new school library “Standards for the 21st Century Learner.”

The attendees will participate in lively discussions and work in groups to develop a better understanding of the new standards documents mentioned above and how to implement them into lesson development and into their school library program.

For Public Library Youth Services Librarians:
Youth Services Workshops – in October – register now!

Annual workshops for public library youth services librarians to network and learn about the 2010 Statewide Summer Reading Program and other youth services in public libraries:

-2010 statewide summer reading programs, presented by Kathy Barco:
-“Make a Splash” (children) and “Make Waves” (teen)

-Lunch and networking

-After-school programming including “The After-School Network”

-Report on the LSTA Early Literacy (CLEL) Storytime grants

-Update on State Library youth services initiatives

-Summer Reading manuals

Contact Michelle Gebhart, 303-866-6894, for more information.

ALA Emerging Leaders Program – Deadline July 31, 2009

There’s Still Time to Apply for the 2010 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders Program – Deadline July 31, 2009
The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2010 class of Emerging Leaders.  Applications can be found at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2009.
The program is designed to enable approximately 100 library workers to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.  Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and get an inside look into the ALA structure and activities.

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Mini-Trainings on Diversity Presented by the Special Populations & Issues Committee

The Special Populations Committee of the Colorado State Library presents a series of call conferences for all libraries statewide on issues of inclusivity, from the comfort of your own library.

Hear about ‘Community Conversations’ events that attracted hundreds of new patrons to ten local libraries! Participate in FREE mini-trainings from our statewide partners, to help your library become more inclusive! Increase your knowledge of diversity issues!

RSVP at http://snipurl.com/hcg7z for call-in numbers.

See flyer for more information (PDF)
Library Diversity website

State Library Programs at the 2009 Spring Workshops

Colorado State Library staff are offering many workshops around the state as part of the 2009 CLiC Spring Workshops. For more information and the complete workshop schedule, visit the CLiC Web site or call the State Library at 303-866-6900.

CSL Workshop Schedule (PDF)

MPLA Professional Development Grants

Are you a member of the Mountains and Plains Library Association?  If so, check out this great opportunity to get a professional development grant.  The deadline to submit individual grant requests this year is December 3, 2008.

For complete information and link to application form see http://www.mpla.us/committees/profdev/grants.html
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